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Van der Hoff Inc. opened its doors for business in July 1998. Established by Stefan van der Hoff (initially as a single practitioner) the firm expanded into a litigation, commercial, and conveyancing practice. Van der Hoff Inc. is a dynamic, progressive multifaceted legal practice of attorneys, notaries, and conveyancers committed to rendering comprehensive services to a broad band of individuals and corporate clients. We believe that everyone is entitled to the best service possible, and therefore we offer practical, effective solutions to the problems and needs of our clients.

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I bought a property that has problems, what now?
A seller’s protection under the “voetstoots” clause in a deed of sale for immovable property is not as “absolute” as some might think. It is still the seller’s duty to inform prospective purchasers about all latent (hidden) defects in a property.

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How can I lawfully evict my tenant?
You’ve discovered that the tenant renting your apartment has damaged several appliances, including the floor tiles due to irresponsible behaviour. Therefore, you have decided to terminate the lease contract and evict the tenant. Are you allowed to do that and how do you get started?

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How to register an inter-vivos trust?
In South Africa there are mainly two types of trusts that are registered. An inter-vivos trust can be created between living persons, and a testamentary trust is created in the will of a deceased. An inter-vivos trust is registered at the office of the Master of the High Court in whose area of jurisdiction the main assets of the trust are or will be held.

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Transfer of a property: Is VAT or transfer duty payable?
A purchaser is responsible for payment of transfer cost when acquiring an immovable property, but it should further be established if the transaction is subject to the payment of VAT or transfer duty to SARS.

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The Traffic Officer confiscates your cellphone: What you should know!
Since 2011 the City of Cape Town: C, 2011 has made it possible for an authorised officer to confiscate your cellular device if you are caught using it in your car while driving. If you end up getting caught red-handed, these are a few things you should know to make sure that all the correct procedures are followed when your cellular device gets confiscated.

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Extending a sectional title unit: What you should know
When you intend to make structural alterations to your unit there is a procedure prescribed by the Act that should be complied with before you start with the alterations. Any alterations that extend the boundaries or floor area of the unit will be seen as an extension.

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